Meet the Team
Jim Humphries, DDS
Dr. Humphries feels blessed to have served the dental needs of the Matagorda County community for more than 25 years. A graduate of Baylor University (B.S. in Biology), and the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston (D.D.S.), he is a member of the American Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Dental Association and the Ninth District Dental Society. He has extensive continued training in Cerec (Cad Cam) Dentistry, laser dentistry, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, and always stays abreast of the most innovative and high tech advances in the dental field. Dr Humphries serves as an Assistant Clinicial Professor at UTSD (University of Texas School of Dentistry).
Away from the office, Dr. Humphries is very involved in the community serving on the Matagorda County Museum board, Honduras Good Works board, Bay City Lions Club President, Wellness Matagorda board and is a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Vestry member at St. Marks Episcopal Church.
In his spare time he enjoys traveling with his family, serving as a dentist on medical mission teams, training and competing in triathlons, Ironman events, marathons, and cycling events, and also spending time with friends exploring wines from around the world.
Dr. Humphries is married to Elsa Mercado Humphries and they have one daughter Christina.
Sharon is our Office Manager and back bone of our practice. She has been working with Dr. Humphries since 2004. Sharon handles all the day-to-day operations including bookkeeping and business management and has vast experience and skills in both areas. Sharon is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, Pilot Club of Bay City and Gulf Coast Road Riders Association. She has been married for 29 years and has 2 children. She loves spending time with family, traveling (especially cruises) and is always game for new adventures.
Cheryl is our Insurance Coordinator and has worked in our office since 2003. After working as an assistant for 10 years, she now enjoys working at the front desk coordinating treatment plans, financial matters and scheduling appointments. Cheryl attends Continuing Education Seminars to increase her knowledge of dental insurance benefits. Cheryl enjoys spending her free time with her husband Ray, her horses Buddy, Bit and Freedom, her bull Joey and dogs Freckles, Sophie, Isabell, Brownie and Suki.
Denise has been with our office since December 2005. She finds the dental field very rewarding and motivating. She is always available and willing to discuss your appointment concerns and arrange an appointment to fit your busy schedule. She makes sure that each patient receives exceptional care during their visit to our office. During her time away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Keri has been with our office since 2005 when she began as a part-time front desk assistant. Her position has grown over the years and is now a full time cross-trained employee. Keri is our multi-tasker. She takes care of scheduling, keeping all records up to date and handles all outgoing correspondence benefiting our patients. She received her Dental Assistance Certification in 2009 from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and is cross-trained to assist Dr. Humphries and Hygienists. Keri is very in tune with the patients making certain their needs are met at all times. The staff loves her helpful attitude and dedication. Keri enjoys outdoor activities, shopping and hanging out with her friends and family and is also a member of the Core Committee for Relay for Life.
Christina has found her call in dentistry. She enjoys everyday getting to know and care for her patients. She graduated from Darton College Dental Hygiene Program in May of 2006, and has been serving others since that time. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, especially her two nephews Jayson & Caiden.
Carrie has been in the Dental Hygiene field for over four years and finds clinical practice very fulfilling. Her mission is to help every patient develop and maintain optimal oral health through quality care and education. Carrie is a licensed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic life support instructor as well as the OSHA Safety Officer for our practice. Carrie has attended several continuing education classes on various topics including nutrition, contemporary periodontal therapy techniques and infection control. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, riding ATVs, skydiving, welding, Tang Soo Do and studying holistic health.
Fran is a registered dental hygienist, originally from Edna, Texas. A graduate of Wharton County Junior College's Dental Hygiene Program, Fran utilizes several years of experience gathered from practicing hygiene since 2010. Her focus is consistently providing excellent dental healthcare while ensuring patients are comfortable. In her spare time, Fran enjoys traveling with her husband Kyle, Texas A&M; football, and spending time outdoors with her friends and family.
Lisa has worked with Dr. Humphries since 2002, where she began as a dental hygiene assistant. In 2005, she crossed over in training to start assisting Dr. Humphries where she is now a Registered Dental Assistant and has numerous certifications and is extremely well versed in her knowledge of all aspects of the back office. Lisa has a desire to learn the latest advancements in dental care and technology. She brings 10 years experience to her role working side-by-side assisting Dr. Humphries with patient care. Lisa has been married for 19 years and has had the pleasure and enjoyment of raising three beautiful daughters Ashley, Alyssa and Alyson. As a family they enjoy softball, soccer and spending quality time together.
Theresa is a Registered Dental Assistant and also certified in Nitrous Oxide monitoring. She has been working for Dr. Humphries since 2008 and truly loves her job. She's attended numerous continuing education classes over the years to keep up with upcoming cutting edge dental technology. She's been married for 18 years and has 3 children, Taelor, Richard and Morgan. She enjoys her extra time with family and friends. She's a board member for the local Babe Ruth league and enjoys watching baseball and softball.